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Our One-Week Youth Exploration is a great introduction to the Finnish language learners of all levels, ages 7-18. With an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, villagers explore language and culture through an introductory immersion experience. At Salolampi, language is learned through games, sports, crafts, music, outdoor activities and more!

Typical Day

Päiväohjelma (Daily Schedule)

Every day is different from the one before, but here’s something to give you an idea of what it’s like to be a Salolampilainen (Salolampi villager). The Finnish fun starts the moment you say hyvää huomenta (good morning) and doesn’t stop until you leave the evening nuotio (campfire) and say hyvää yötä (good night) to your new friends.

Jokainen päivä on erilainen, mutta tästä saat kuvan minkälainen on normaali päivä Salolammella.

Päivän Ohjelma

Time Activity
8 a.m. Aamiainen - Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Aamupiiri - Morning flag ceremony
9 a.m. Kylätoiminta - Village activity
9:45 a.m. Pelit/Projektit - Games/Projects
10:45 a.m. Hedelmätauko - Fruit break
11 a.m. Aktiviteetit 1 - Choice of activities 1
11:45 a.m. Ruokasalivuoro - Setting tables with your group
Noon Lounas - Lunch
1 p.m. Mökkiaika - Cabin time
2 p.m. Kulttuuritunti - Culture hour
2:45 p.m. Pelit/Projektit - Games/Projects
3:45 p.m. Iso tauko - Big break
4:30 p.m. Luontoaika - Beach and nature time
5:15 p.m. Ruokasalivuoro - Setting tables with your group
5:30 p.m. Päivällinen - Dinner
6:15 p.m. Aktiviteetit 2 - Choice of activities 2
7:15 p.m. Laulupiiri - Song time
7:30 p.m. Iltapiiri, iltaohjelma, laulu - Evening flag ceremony, evening program, song time
10 p.m. Hyvää yötä! - Good night!

Program Cost

Due to the generous support of the Salolampi Foundation, actual program costs are reduced by automatic scholarships. One-week program participants can have their costs reduced by up to $290. Learn more.


Concordia Language Villages reserves the right to consolidate or cancel sessions that are below minimum enrollment levels.


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